About Cosmetic Dentistry

About Cosmetic Dentistry

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Dentistry that is designed to help patients have a better appearance through cosmetic dental procedures. Cosmetic dentists are the dentists that perform these procedures and each cosmetic dentist performs different kinds of cosmetic dental procedures depending on their areas of training and expertise. One aspect of cosmetic dentistry is the shaping of crooked or chipped teeth and this is done by applying dental crowns, implants and porcelain veneers. Teeth whitening is another aspect of cosmetic dentistry and is also one of the most popular procedures. Braces are designed to correct misaligned teeth.

About Cosmetic Dentistry

 About Dental Veneers

 Dental veneers are thin porcelain shells that the dentist places on patients’ teeth to cover visible problems with the patients’ natural teeth such as heavy stains that cannot be whitened or cracks in the natural teeth. The two kinds of dental veneers in cosmetic dentistry are resin-based veneers and ceramic veneers. Resin-based veneers require the dentist to clean your teeth and mold the veneer according to your teeth’s shape. For ceramic veneers, the dentist reshapes your teeth then makes a mold of the reshaped teeth and then the dental lab assistants creates the veneers. Finally, the dentist applies the veneers to the patient’s teeth.

Laser Teeth Whitening

 Laser teeth whitening is becoming popular among cosmetic dentistry patients and here is some information about it. When you visit the dentist for this treatment, the dentist will clean your teeth and after this he isolates your teeth from the gums and lips so that the solution will not get to them during the procedure. Once this happens the dentist applies the hydrogen peroxide gel to your teeth and uses a laser beam to whiten your teeth.

Dental Implants

 The purpose of dental implants is to replace missing teeth due to an injury or tooth decay and dental implants are better than dentures because unlike dentures, the implants are drilled into your jawbone and this ensures that they stay in your mouth for a long time. With dentures, they tend to get wobbly when you eat and talk at times and you have to take out the dentures to clean them every night.

Clear Braces

 As stated earlier, people get braces for the purpose of correcting misaligned and unattractive and for the past few decades metal braces were the only kind of braces that existed. Nowadays another option is available thanks to clear braces. Clear braces consist of a plastic tray that is made to fit your teeth and unlike the metal braces, it is not difficult to eat, brush your teeth or talk with clear braces.


When you get cosmetic dentistry procedures, you become more confident in your smile and others will notice the transformation. It also serves as an advantage to those who are attending job interviews or who work in careers where a good public image is required. Make sure you research the cosmetic dentist thoroughly and find out what the payment options are if your insurance provider doesn’t cover the procedure.

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